Monday, September 24, 2018

Prayer Focus - Holy is your name


1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! - 1 John 3:1


I have been called lot of names in my life and have done my share of name calling. The one name that stands above all the rest given to me, and you, is child of God. We can be called derogatory names or given the most satisfying compliment, they all pale in comparison to child of God. I love the way John placed emphasis on this and if he were writing today on social media it would have appeared like this. And. That. Is. What. We. Are! It should be a “wow” moment if we consider the nature of how God sees us through his eyes. As a child. And why? Because he has lavished love upon us. Not given us the minimal amount or just enough. But given us enough and more than enough and then more. That’s lavished! The rest of this chapter describes love and how we know what love is but for the moment just live in this moment of knowing how much God loves you. The voices you hear the rest of the day may not be as affirming of who you are as know the depth of God’s love for you, so just be still in this moment. The best news is regardless of what anyone else says or does that may distort your view of yourself, it does not change the fact that God loves you so much that he lavished that love upon you. And you are a child of God. Yes, that is what we are!


With hearts of gratitude to our good, good, Father, we live in your presence in this moment of lavished love. Help us to experience the knowledge and reality of your love throughout the day. Do not let the distracting voices all around us minimize the depth of your love and the fact we are your children. Let us live like a child of the King! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pray the Lord’s Prayer